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Estimating potential saving with energy consumption behaviour model in higher education institutions

Ishak, M. H. and Sipan, I. and Sapri, M. and Mar Iman, A. H. and Martin, D. (2016) Estimating potential saving with energy consumption behaviour model in higher education institutions. Sustainable Environment Research, 26 (6). pp. 268-273. ISSN 2468-2039

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Abstract

Towards sustainable Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), energy consumption behaviour is one of several issues that require an attention by facilities manager. Information from the behavioural aspect would be useful for facilities manager on managing the energy and determining potential energy saving. A lack of information negatively affects this aim. Hence, this paper proposes a methodology for assessing the energy consumption behaviour with the objective determining potential energy saving. The method used energy culture framework as basis and joined with centrographic approach and multiple-regression analysis. A self-administrated survey carried out involving 1400 respondents in selected HEIs. There are four types of energy use among students in HEIs namely, ‘high’, ‘low’, ‘medium’ and ‘conserve’ determined from the centrographic analysis. The energy consumption behaviour model was developed and tested against the holdout sample. Through the model's application, there is a vast potential for energy savings with over 55 kWh daily among the students.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Energy consumption, Potential energy saving
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G109.5 Global Positioning System
Divisions:Geoinformation and Real Estate
ID Code:71937
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:22 Nov 2017 20:07
Last Modified:22 Nov 2017 20:07

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